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Old 01-02-2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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UHaul CT13 Brakes

I've been searching this on this site and the UHaul site and haven't seen my answer.

Is it possible to use VT drums on a CT in conjunction with new electric brakes mounted to the 4 bolt hub attachment?

If so, are VT drums available? I know that the CT/VT bearing hub is common with the two axle car trailer, so maybe the drums are also available?

Thanks, looking forward to being educated on this subject.
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Thomas, can't answer your question specificially.. but, did you see this document by Sharon W in the Document Center: U-Haul Wheels Perhaps it will address other issues for which you have questions.

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Add Brakes to your trailer Complete kit 3500 axle 5x4.5 | eBay
At the bottom of the page it will show you how to measure your axle and hub
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Thomas, can't answer your question specificially.. but, did you see this document by Sharon W in the Document Center: U-Haul Wheels Perhaps it will address other issues for which you have questions.

Thanks, Donna. This download addresses the wheels and has a good contact for UHaul which I might follow, but first I wanted to pick the collective brains of the UHaulers here.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #5
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Add Brakes to your trailer Complete kit 3500 axle 5x4.5 | eBay
At the bottom of the page it will show you how to measure your axle and hub
Thanks Roger. I'm not sure that this would work on the U Haul set up as we have sealed bearings in a removable hub whereas this appears to be be designed to fit a hub with tapered roller bearings over a stub shaft. If it would work, it would be a perfect solution.

Maybe Kevin and Cindy can weigh in as I know that they have done some work on their VT brakes.
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If you measure your axle, you will find the bearings and hubs will fit on the axle
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How ever with the roller bearings you would have to pack the bearings, and they wouldn't be original
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If you measure your axle, you will find the bearings and hubs will fit on the axle
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How ever with the roller bearings you would have to pack the bearings, and they wouldn't be original
Interesting. So, you are saying that if I disassemble the hub, remove the bearings and idler hub, the remaining stub shaft will accommodate this kit?

Then all I would have to do is change the wheels to 4.5" bolt circle?

Have you done this?
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They have 4.75, and other bolt patterns that will fit the rims, they also have 2500# hubs and breaks, like I said at the bottom of the page is where it tells how to measure your axle to see what size it is and tells what bearing will fit
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Roger, you got my curiosity up, so I took apart a bad extra CT13 hub that I had. As you can see from the photos, once you pull the hub with the wheel studs off the bearing hub, you have no stub shaft available to install the tapered roller bearings that would be used in the kit linked to above.

So, I'm not following your line of thought.
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So, your stub shaft is in your hub, then it bolts on the axle? If that's the case then, no a regular hub will not work at all
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Where is your break drum, or is this part of your question? guess we better wait for Kevin, they do have stub axles that bolt on at R & P, but if you want to keep it orginal,
Thank you for the pictures.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Trailer-Axle-Spindle-w-brake-plate-bracket-flange-3500-/290330049594?pt=Motors_RV_Trailer_Camper_Parts_Acc essories&vxp=mtr&hash=item439904fc3a

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So, your stub shaft is in your hub, then it bolts on the axle? If that's the case then, no a regular hub will not work at all
Yes, the stub shaft is attached to the hub. Is your VT different?

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Where is your break drum, or is this part of your question? guess we better wait for Kevin, they do have stub axles that bolt on at R & P, but if you want to keep it original,
Thank you for the pictures.
I don't have a brake drum. My thinking was that if I could use a VT drum, then I could attach the electric brake backing plate to the four bolt attachment.

Thanks, I saw these. I'm not sure the four bolt bracket is up to supporting the trailer. I get the impression that this bracket is only for brake attachment and that the inboard end of the stub shaft has to be welded to some thing substantial.
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